A Geek tasting Hebrew The Chosen Beer: Genesis Ale

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The First Creation of Shmaltz Brewing Company ( Dedicated to Crafting Delicious Beer and Delicious Shtick… L’Chaim!) I bought this beer after seeing it around. The label made me laugh, it had a cheeky coolness to it that made it a must-try beer and I am glad I did. It’s 12 ounces of goodness

How Does it Smell? POUR, COLOR?: The Beer poured a caramel light brown with a creamy thick head, and it was mostly clear. It’s a good looking ale, not heavy on carbonation.

Taste? The hops were assertive on first taste with a minor malty sweetness to it. If you let this beer warm up some the taste improves and more character develops.

BODY? This beer has a light body for a brown ale.

FINISH: This beer finishes with a slight bitterness to it, a well put together bitterness.

Drinkability? It has an OK bitterness to it.

What about the packaging? The label is a cool, New York inspired piece of art, well designed.

Comic Pairings? This beer would go good with Fantastic Four, due to the Blue Eyed Thing. He is a Jewish character I could see drinking this beer.

As for food, a good pastrami on rye would be good with this beer.

I would of liked a little more flavor but beyond that, it was a decent brew.

Some info from the brewer.

Genesis Ale:

Our First Creation

Crisp, smooth and perfectly balanced between a west coast style pale and amber ale, with a supple malt sweetness and a pronounced hop flourish.

Malts: 2-row, Caramel 40L, Dark Crystal, Munich, Wheat

Hops: Warrior, Centennial, Cascade, Fuggle, Willamette

“4 Stars…This lovely ale deserves a wide interdenominational audience.” – San Diego Union-Tribune


  1. Hey there. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing. Just wanted to say thanks so much for the Shmaltz love and the Genesis writeup. Glad you enjoyed the beer. Hope you’re gearing up for a relaxing holiday. L’Chaim!!

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